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Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania

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Your success stands at the forefront of Commonwealth University’s mission. You’ll have more opportunity than ever before to change your life by embracing the transformative power of education through our campuses located across northern Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Mansfield, and Clearfield.

Building on the legacies of our historic institutions, Commonwealth University empowers you to discover your passion, hone your skill, and embrace the promise of a successful future.

Dare to be uncommon at Commonwealth University

Launched through dynamic stories and voices, resulting in empowered students like you.

Put the Power of Three — Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield together as Commonwealth University — to work for you with more than 80 new and innovative academic programs in our Zeigler College of Business; College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities; College of Education and Human Studies; College of Health Professions; and the College of Science and Technology.

You’ll have access to more minors, courses, and faculty experts than ever before.

Plus, combine the resources of a larger university with a personalized education in small classes taught by professors who know you by name. This is a new era of higher education.

It's transformational. It’s uncommon.

Learn more about Commonwealth University Academics

We're Ready to Transform Higher Education

At Commonwealth University, our students and faculty are ready to make change to higher education by staying true to our mottos.

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Honoring Our History
We preserve the unique community of each campus to continue our vibrant on-campus student experience. We serve as pillars of our surrounding communities, supporting students and neighbors alike.
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Investing in Today
We answer the greatest challenges facing higher education: accessibility, cost, quality, and career relevance. As a public university, we made this investment because we care about Pennsylvania's students.
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Building a Powerful Tomorrow
We boldly position ourselves to meet the growing economic development needs in our region, across Pennsylvania, and beyond.
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The Power of Three

The world is rapidly changing and now is your chance to be among the pioneers of a new type of traditional campus-based higher education — an approach that’s perfectly suited for your generation. It's adaptable. It’s customizable. 

We’re building a more affordable, student-centered academic powerhouse where the leading programs of our legacy institutions not only remain but grow even stronger.

  • Tailor your degree with more than 80 accredited academic programs. Across our campuses in Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Mansfield, and Clearfield, we offer a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs, as well as a selection of associate and master’s degrees.
  • Customize your college journey with access to even more majors, minors, courses, and faculty experts than ever before. In addition, you have greater access to practical learning opportunities through internships and clinical sites.
  • Our affordable degree programs build the foundations of in-demand and fulfilling career paths. Choose the campus that best meets your needs.
  • Unleash the career-advancing power of an alumni network more than 145,000 members strong.

Benefit from all the resources of a large public university, and enjoy the campus life of a smaller school.

Learn more about Commonwealth University Admissions

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I chose Bloomsburg as my home. I was welcomed with open arms by a lot of upperclassmen, teammates, and even some that graduated. All welcomed me into the family, and I knew this is where I wanted to be.

Brandon Gill '22
Digital Forensics, Bloomsburg
An LHU student smiles while sitting at the base of the Bald Eagle statue on campus

Lock Haven may be a small university, but that is the advantage of attending LHU. You have closer relationships with your professors, and LHU is very connected with the community of Lock Haven.

Saige Allen '25
Secondary Education, Lock Haven
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Here, your professors know you by name, they’ll help you during office hours, and they really care how you’re doing in their class. I would recommend Mansfield if you’re looking for a place that really caters to you.

Sara Hart '22
Business Administration, Mansfield
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A Mansfield graduate smiles near a clock on campus
A BU graduate smiles at Commencement
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